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#61 nicnoo

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

OK so it's been a while just been chipping away at it 

 

finished off the RH side

 

 

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Also made up this little bracket  for the dash rail end

 

 

 

 

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Then started on the rear light conversion. This took ages to get somewhere near right as the "conversion plates" are shocking

 

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By far and away the most useful tool i have is my white board i tend to split the jobs up, side, back, floor etc etc and put them up, its very satisfying checking them off, knowing i'm one tiny step closer.

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

Firstly GOD DAMN YOU PHOTOBUCKET !!!!!!

 

Secondly I was trying to do a bit of a how to guide for the MK1 adapter plates I am fitting, i've already welded in the first one but whilst tacking in the second I noticed that the holes were off centre.

 

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Thinking i must have just picked up a duff i started to look on ebay, this is what i found

 

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so I called in at minispares and picked up another as you can see from the photo the minispares one is far far better

 

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lucky for me I bought the other side too, now all I have to do is undo all my hard work, sometimes welding well comes back to bite you in the arse


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#63 nicnoo

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

Tonight's progress

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

Quick update since i know its been a while since i last updated.

 

Mostly I have been filling and sanding the rear panel not a job i enjoy so i was quite glad to get it to a point i was happy with.

 

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Next I was keen to get some primer on the naked metal

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:34 PM

looks good mate!



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:20 PM

Next Little issue is the fit of the boot.............................

 

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I'm not very happy with the gap at the top, this is the original boot and the opening is untouched, I have bashed the outside to bring it level with the rear panel but may have to resort to the welding rod trick to sort this gap. Has anyone else had this ??



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:27 PM

What a great little build it would love to do a mk1 coversion rear end on a future car the early look its great. It means you can have the early classic look modified car but not worrying about messing an actual mk1 mini up with mods.

 

Nice work



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

Plus most mk1's fetch silly money now days. Love the style of the early minis but plan on having some creature comforts inside. but that's a lonnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg way off.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

Your car is coming along well - my boot was a similar fit - heritage boot, unaltered opening - as you can see I love the Mk 1 look too!L8jJChX.jpg

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

Plus most mk1's fetch silly money now days. Love the style of the early minis but plan on having some creature comforts inside. but that's a lonnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg way off.

Yeah I no that, I had a 64 Mk1 earlier this year it was a big resto, and had to sell one of the car due to space tho this went I couldn't believe what a rotten old shell fetched.

 

Like you say you can have come comforts but have the retro look its a great mix.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

Your car is coming along well - my boot was a similar fit - heritage boot, unaltered opening - as you can see I love the Mk 1 look too!L8jJChX.jpg

Love the look of this car! Nice work



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

Your car is coming along well - my boot was a similar fit - heritage boot, unaltered opening - as you can see I love the Mk 1 look too!L8jJChX.jpg

Thats Luurvly, how do you get along with the black and white plates ?? was hoping to have black and white myself but don't want to be pulled and have my wrists slapped. 

 

I also have the large reverse lamp but not sure if i'm fitting it yet. instead might go for the smaller light, the same as your fog, on the other side.

 

Double tanks or just a dummy on the right hand side ??



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

I've not had problems with the black and white plates yet (been through two MOTs) The only problem I had was trying to get them made. in the end I made them myself with letters/numbers from Ebay and stripping the yellow reflective panels off alloy trailer plates. Double tanks - the original large single tank and the extra smaller 2nd one so quite a lot of fuel capacity - useful on the Continent where there aren't many petrol stations off the motorways these days. With the big reversing lamp no-one's in any doubt you're coming backwards!


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

Fuel tank bracket in......

 

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